Travel

Catching up: in which we enjoy a splendid holiday and I become a winner!

We took advantage of the final week of B.S.T. and headed off to Northumberland for a bit of well deserved rest and relaxation. We stayed at Dove Cottage, highly recommended if you are looking for a comfy, cosy base for a walking holiday.  The weather was (mostly) kind to us so we were able to go out walking everyday. Here are some pictorial highlights:

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Cross Fell:

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70 mph winds:

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A new hat:

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Various woolly residents:

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Unusually for a holiday let, Dove Cottage had a really good high speed wi-fi connection, so on the Thursday evening I was surprised to receive an email from Adrianne telling me that I had won a prize in the quarter 3 finish-along draw (scroll to end of page to see my winning entry!)! I won a copy of the High Tea Quilt pattern, of which I have more to say another time!


Holidays and (not much) knitting

We have been back home in the "real world" for a week now, so I though I would take a moment to share some of our holiday snaps. We headed off to Sussex to resume the interrupted autumn holiday, the pug now fully resurrected and in fine form.

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The weather was glorious...

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...and a splendid time was had by all :)

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I did take my knitting, but only took it out of my bag on the final evening, so not much progress was made!

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This is the half hap version of the shawl I mentioned here, I hope to have it finished in the next few days (fingers crossed!).


Slow blogging time again

Hello there!

I am just back from a lovely (mostly) relaxing holiday in Sussex.  We stayed here, did lots of walking,

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Daisy atop Ditchling Beacon

a good bit of relaxing,

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and a little bit of stitching...

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The week was only marred slightly by the little pug expiring in a big cloud of white smoke :(

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 R.I.P. Puggy, you will be missed.

 Linking up with the slow bloggers linky hosted this month by Collette.

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